1972 Lancia Fulvia vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lancia Fulvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lancia Fulvia would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (112 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 100 kg more than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Lancia Fulvia. (153 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Lancia Fulvia.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Fulvia Beta
Year Released 1972 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 112 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L


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